Bengaluru: Expelled Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav today said he has not received any official communication from the party regarding his expulsion, and still considers himself to be a part of the ‘movement’.
“As of now, it is more than a week since the party said in a press release that Prashant Bhushanji, I, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha have been expelled from the membership of the party. As of now, I have not received any communication,” Yadav told reporters here.
Speaking on the sidelines of “Swaraj Samwad” organised here, he said, “There is no order. There was a claim to be a disciplinary committee which was supposed to investigate our cases, they have not given any order, they have not spelt out any reason.
“I have learnt it from the media that I have been expelled. That’s all I know,” he added.
Cracking the whip, AAP had on April 20 expelled rebel leaders Prashant Bhusan, Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha for anti-party activities and “gross indiscipline”.
Asked whether he still considered himself to be a part of AAP, Yadav said “I consider myself as a part of a movement.
When I was office bearer of the party – even then I used to say that this is not a party, it’s a movement, and a movement which has temporarily taken the shape of a party.”
“I am very much with that party, with that idea of the party, I am very much with that movement and Swaraj Abhiyan is nothing but an attempt to relive and to reignite those hopes which were associated with what became the Aam Aadmi Party.”
Asked whether an attempt would be made to associate Anna Hazare with Swaraj Abhiyan, Yadav said “We have repeatedly said that any democratic movement cannot be personality centered. This stands even for Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and for me as well.” .
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